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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 670

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 670

420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in West Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,414 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in West Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,347 827 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 574 347 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 357 3 2
LISINOPRIL 355 225 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 343 233 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 220 6 13
GABAPENTIN 275 131 7 11
SIMVASTATIN 273 164 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 129 9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 153 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 111 11 23
OXYCODONE HCL 222 85 S2 12 72
PROAIR HFA 205 57 13 28
NEXIUM 196 55 14 14
METFORMIN HCL 181 84 15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 121 16 9
CYMBALTA 167 65 17 36
CLOPIDOGREL 166 92 18 24
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 76 S2 19 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 73 19 15
DEXILANT 159 55 21 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 151 149 22 31
RANITIDINE HCL 150 82 23 25
MELOXICAM 149 40 24 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 146 64 S2 25 104
MIRTAZAPINE 141 108 26 59
SPIRIVA 129 60 27 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 76 S2 27 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 77 29 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 39 30 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 61 31 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 54 32 42
SERTRALINE HCL 122 41 33 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 71 34 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121 50 R 34 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 93 36 30
LYRICA 119 22 36 65
CRESTOR 118 44 38 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 85 39 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 92 40 95
KLOR-CON M20 111 88 41 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 66 42 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104 39 43 96
TRAMADOL HCL 103 63 44 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 79 45 41
CARVEDILOL 99 84 46 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 49 47 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 75 48 10
CLONIDINE HCL 94 60 49 62
PLAVIX 91 58 50 34
ALLOPURINOL 89 60 51 38
PREDNISONE 86 62 52 40
SINGULAIR 83 44 53 56
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 83 13 S2 53 240
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 0 55 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79 76 56 136
PAROXETINE HCL 79 47 56 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 61 58 20
NAMENDA 70 70 59 54
LANTUS 69 52 60 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 26 60 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 32 R 62 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 20 62 32
NYSTATIN 66 32 64 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 44 64 173
AZITHROMYCIN 66 34 64 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 39 67 93
GLIPIZIDE 59 47 68 67
ATENOLOL 59 24 68 17
ENDOCET 57 0 S2 70 146
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 43 70 181
TRAZODONE HCL 55 33 72 39
BUMETANIDE 54 34 73 212
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 74 162
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 38 74 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 18 R 74 61
AMITIZA 51 49 77 280
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 34 78 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 24 78 78
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 12, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.